Title: Wrong Means Right End
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Author: Varsha Dixit
Meet Sneha; a fiery, hardworking, one-drink-wonder, divorced, single mother, with a rather non-existent love life. Her son Advey barely leaves her with enough time to participate in her overzealous best friend- Nandini’s harebrained schemes to find her a man. Besides, after surviving a messy divorce, Sneha has herself convinced that she doesn’t really need a man (other than Advey, of course) to be happy. However, when she’s forced to team up with the good looking, insufferable and extremely successful Nikhil, to stop his childhood friend- Gayatri, a scheming ex fiancée, from wrecking Nandini’s marriage, things begin to change.
As Sneha and Nikhil try to save Nandini and Aditya’s marriage, they’re furiously trying to stamp out the raging chemistry between them. Sneha is convinced she doesn’t need an arrogant jerk with an icy attitude in her or Advey’s life and Nikhil refuses to accept his feelings and let go of the past and continues to berate Sneha for her meddlesome ways. But can they keep up with the facade forever and get past all the misunderstandings, or will their story end in ego clashes and unspoken conversations? Will Sneha go back to pushing love away? Will Nikhil go back to his crazy, unstable ex-wife? And, most importantly, will one of Nandini’s attempts at matchmaking finally succeed? Well, that’s for you to find out (but I’m sure you’ve already guessed).
Varsha Dixit gets all the variables that make good chick-lit, just right. The plot plays out like a masala movie, with a larger than life and impossibly perfect hero, crazy best friend, bitchy, sociopathic women trying to ruin their respective relationships and a rather impertinent maid. However, Sneha is as far from the typical desi heroine as one can be. Fierce, independent, outspoken and loyal, she’s still an admirable protagonist who will make all the ghar ki bahu’s hang their heads in shame. Despite being predictable, Sneha’s world of Mumbai mornings, crazy driving and cute, mispronounced slang (to keep her toddler from picking up dirty words) manages to keep you interested.
All in all, Wrong Means Right End is a good read for when you want some light, entertaining conviction for the hopeless romantic inside you.